PBS Digital Studios just delivered its first ever presentation at Digital Content Newfronts, and the network's biggest news involves its first ever scripted series. PBS' online video arm has teamed up with Bernie Su and Hank Green's Pemberley Digital for Frankenstein, M.D., a modern day adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Frankenstein, M.D. will be Pemberley Digital's fourth adaptation of a classic work of literature. The studio first put itself on the map with The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a critically-acclaimed vlog version of Pride and Prejudice that struck a chord with a large fan base of (mostly) young women. From there, Pemberley adapted two more Jane Austen works through Welcome to Sanditon and Emma Approved. “We're eager to take the format that we’ve cultivated with our previous multiplatform series into a new genre with a darker tone,